Tatangaya Katsina – Hornet Kachina doll
Carved wood (cottonwood), natural pigments and feathers
Height: 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm)
Ex private collection, California
Ex collection Philip Garaway, California
Tatangaya, or Wasp, Hornet Kachina exists in two distinctive forms. First Mesa Tatangaya looks completely different from Second and Third Mesa variation. It is said that Tatangaya is an import from Zuni. He can be seen during the Pamuya or the Mixed Kachina Dances.